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    Senior Member Top speed frustration
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    it's nice to be able to stretch every now and then on long trips, without adding time by making stops

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    Yeah, I know about those long trips. 48 hp is more than adequate to cover more than 1000 miles in 16-18 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    It's possible that with stock gearing it would pull it, I don't know. I have the DCT rear sprocket which is 4 teeth smaller than stock, so RPM is significantly lower than most NCs.

    I try to avoid freeway but sometimes there aren't any other reasonable options. The NC is good enough on the freeway that I won't trailer it, the WR450 is a different story (although part of that is the maintenance - I'd rather not waste an engine that's only good for 20k miles on the freeway, but it's unpleasant too).
    I think it would. 4 teeth smaller would make a huge difference. On my CBR 1100XX the stock USA rear sprocket is 45 teeth. The European sprocket is 44. Dropped my cruising rpm at 60 mph by 300 rpm. Dropping 4 teeth would drop your cruising rpm at 60 by quite a bit. Would improve mpg at 60 or 55 if you didn't crank the throttle. Would slow your acceleration way down too. Did you put that on?

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    I just bought the bike a little over a week ago, from Antarius. I haven't touched the gearing. He used it for freeway commuting. It does seem to get excellent mileage.

    I'm considering trying a 15T front sprocket. Normally I like to stay as big on the front as I can, as smaller hurts chain life, but I doubt I'll be able to run a stock rear without a longer chain, so a 15T front is an easier option. 15 isn't too bad either.

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